Turf Talk: Group Two option lures De Bruyne Horse away from Newbury feature race, the Weatherbys Super Sprint

De Bruyne Horse, ridden by jockey Ryan Moore, winning the Investec Woodcote Stakes at Epsom in June. PIC: Adam Davy/PA Wire
De Bruyne Horse, ridden by jockey Ryan Moore, winning the Investec Woodcote Stakes at Epsom in June. PIC: Adam Davy/PA Wire
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de Bruyne Horse was a surprise absentee from the list of final declarations for tomorrow’s feature race – the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury.

The Woodcote Stakes winner headed the ante-post market with some bookmakers at around 5-1 but will not take his chance in the valuable five-furlong contest.

Trainer Richard Hannon. PIC: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Trainer Richard Hannon. PIC: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Tim Palin, racing manager for owners Middleham Park Racing, said: “He runs in the Prix Robert Papin (Maisons-Laffitte) on Sunday instead. “Basically the lure of a Group Two and the race cutting up helped us decide, and he’ll be more suited over five and a half furlongs.”

De Bruyne Horse’s trainer Richard Hannon still has three horses representing his Marlborough stable as he looks for a second win after Tiggy Wiggy in 2014.

His trio comprises Zalshah, Glaceon and Lexington Grace.

Maggies Angel heads Richard Fahey’s team of five as the Musley Bank handler tries to win this race for a third time after being successful with Peniaphobia (2013) and Lathom (2015).

His other runners, in a field of 25, are Inviolable Spirit, Requinto Dawn, Bengali Boys and Danehill Desert.

The Clive Cox-trained Snazzy Jazzy and Michael Dods’ Time Trail put their unbeaten records on the line, while the sole Irish entry is Lynn’s Memory from Joseph O’Brien’s stable.

William Haggas, who lifted this prize with Superstar Leo in 2000 and Jargelle in 2008, goes for gold with One For June. The daughter of Arcano got off the mark earlier this month.

“I think she’s got enough speed for five and she’s in good form, so we’re going to have a go,” said Maureen Haggas, the trainer’s wife.

The Haggas team also saddle Raucous in the Group Three Hackwood Stakes on the way to a second crack at the Stewards’ Cup at Glorious Goodwood where he was third last summer.


RIPON: 2.20 Laydee Victoria, 2.55 Moseeb, 3.30 X Rated, 4.05 Mukhayyam, 4.40 Areen Heart, 5.15 Starplex, 5.50 Granny Roz.

NEWBURY: 1.50 Realize, 2.25 Best Of Days, 3.00 Magical Memory (next best), 3.35 MAGGIES ANGEL (NAP), 4.10 Ghayadh (treble), 4.45 Trilliant, 5.20 Intellect.

NEWMARKET: 2.05 Gemologist, 2.40 Serenada, 3.15 Fivetwoeight, 3.50 Zwayyan, 4.25 Buxted Dream, 5.00 Horsted Keynes, 5.35 Intrepidly.

MARKET RASEN: 1.35 Hestina, 2.10 Ebony Express, 2.45 Braqueur D’Or, 3.20 Earthmoves, 3.55 Excellent Result, 4.30 Lovely Job, 5.05 Boss Des Mottes.

HAYDOCK: 5.55 Spirit Of Rosanna, 6.30 Scottish Summit, 7.00 Knight In Armour, 7.30 Jungle Cat, 8.00 Zenafire, 8.30 Jumira Prince.

LINGFIELD: 5.45 Glens Wobbly, 6.15 Kazawi, 6.45 Titan, 7.15 Tulip Fever, 7.45 Jupiter, 8.15 Easy Code, 8.45 Concur.

Trainer, David Simcock.

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